Poland v Scotland Betting PreviewJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Scotland face a difficult task on Tuesday as they go head to head with Poland who currently stand at the top of Group D after their shock 2-0 thumping of Germany at the weekend.
The Scots also come into the game on the back of victory against Georgia but Gordon’s Strachan’s side will have to work hard if they’re hoping for a repeat of their friendly victory over Poland in March.
When the two sides last met Polish captain Robert Lewandowski was rested for the fixture but he’ll play a crucial role in Poland’s attack on Tuesday and Scotland assistant manager Mark McGhee knows that this could make things difficult for the visitors.
“I don’t think he makes Poland a totally different team but he makes a huge difference to them and you saw that against Germany,” said McGhee.
“It’s like listening to Chris Coleman talking about Wales with or without Gareth Bale and the effect his presence has on everyone around him. Lewandowski is a star player for them and there is also the impact it can have on the opposition, knowing they have a player of that stature.”
He continued, “He’s the same as the Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic in my opinion – they are of a similar level. Our defence have seen off Mandzukic already so I wouldn’t imagine they’ll have any fears about facing Lewandowski.”
Poland achieved their first victory against Germany in 19 games with two second half goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Sebastian Mila. This historic win has put them at the top of Group D level with Republic of Ireland on six points.
Mila has emphasised that the side can’t become complacent despite their impressive win, revealing, “I dreamed about playing but it was beyond my imagination that we would win and I would score. It was pure daydreaming but it really happened and I am happy that thanks to my goal millions of Poles had a great time.
“Our win will be even more precious if we beat Scotland. This victory must be a turning point for us. We left our hearts on the field, but we will be ready for Scotland.”
Poland v Scotland Betting Tips
Make sure you put your money on the best odds by following our betting tips.
With Poland the clear favourites in this clash you’ll get better returns on a combo. Betway have Poland to win and both teams to score at 15/4.
Considering that the last couple of times these teams have met there have been very few goals, betting on a low total number of goals is a pretty safe bet. Total goals under 2.5 is priced at 1/2 at William Hill.
Your best goal scorer bet has to be Robert Lewandowski who’s 6/5 to score anytime, also at William Hill.